People are beginning to notice that people are loving small cheap computers. People may be loving tablets but they won’t love the high price of Wintel:
“Intel’s financial performance for the third quarter of 2012 reflects a stagnant global notebook market mainly due to fast growing demand for tablets and smartphones, and because Apple, Microsoft and Google will launch new tablets later in the fourth quarter. Weak demand for notebooks is expected to persist until the first quarter of 2013, according to Taiwan-based notebook supply chain makers.”
Wintel sucks in the face of competition on retail shelves. Options like Chrome books, smart thingies and GNU/Linux as well as Apple’s stuff are all over retail shelves in the run-up to Christmas. Expect this “slump” to last into the next decade.